Pumpkin Apple Cider Doughnuts

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Pumpkin Apple Cider Doughnuts

You can have your apple and your pumpkin too.

Pumpkin Apple Cider Doughnuts

It seems that you are either team apple or team pumpkin. 

When it comes to my fruit, {pumpkin is a fruit right?} I am an equal opportunity kind of girl. If it can be baked, fried, covered in sugar, cinnamon, or vanilla ice cream, I’m ALL in.

And when it comes to fried dough, yeah you really cannot go wrong,

so I added pumpkin to the cider doughnuts I was planning on making.

making doughnuts {pumpkin apple cider}

Pumpkin Apple Cider Doughnuts


  • 1 cup of apple cider
  • 4 cups of flour
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 tbsp butter {melted}
  • 1/2 cup of buttermilk
  • 1 cup of pumpkin puree


  • over medium heat, reduce the apple cider to 1/4 cup {this will take about 10 minutes}
  • combine the flour, spice, salt, baking powder, and baking soda
  • cream together the eggs,sugar, butter, and pumpkin
  • stir in the cider, and the buttermilk, alternating with the flour
  • - you may need to add 1/4 - 1/2 cup more flour if the dough is too sticky
  • heat oil for frying {make sure you have 2 - 3 inches of oil n the pot}
  • until it reaches 350 {I always test by dropping a small ball of dough into the oil, when the oil is ready for frying, the dough will brown quickly, and float to the top}
  • roll dough on a WELL floured surface {1/2 inch thick}
  • cut into doughnuts
  • fry only 2 or 3 at a time {about 60 seconds per side}
  • drain on brown paper bags
  • toss with cinnamon sugar

pumpkin Cider Donut Holes

If you are old enough to remember shake and bake, that is the BEST way to coat the doughnuts 🙂

I’m pretty sure I just invented my new favorite fall food; hopefully my husband likes the smell of fried dough.


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